Unifor members at Gibraltar Mine ratify new agreement

WILLIAMS LAKE—Wage increases and improvements to benefits are the key components of a new collective agreement ratified this week by members of Unifor Local 3018.

“Unifor members are critical to the success of the Gibraltar Mine and it is important that the collective agreement reflect that,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Clean Harbors Strike

Sarnia, Ontario


More than 70 Unifor members doing the dangerous work of treating toxic waste went on strike on November 22 after the employer refused to negotiate a fair collective agreement.

What’s at stake?

Unifor members are seeking greater assurance from the employer that rules will be followed so there is fairness and safety for women in the workplace. Local 914 members are also seeking fair wage increases, benefits, and increased training at this dangerous workplace.

Unifor members at Clean Harbors take strike action

November 22, 2021

SARNIA—The workers responsible for treating toxic waste at Corunna’s Clean Harbors site went on strike starting at 12:01 a.m. today.

“Gender equality and fairness are at the core of this job action,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The employer can either follow the collective agreement and ensure wages keep up with inflation or it can expect work disruptions.”

Unifor Local 341-O ratifies new four-year agreement with BASF

Unifor members working at BASF successfully fought back concessions to negotiate a new collective agreement that includes wage increases and fairer discipline policy.

“Congratulations to Local 341-O for persevering during difficult negotiations,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The bargaining committee got the job done and they should be proud.”

First truck rolls off reopened GM Oshawa assembly line

The first vehicle rolled off the newly reopened General Motors assembly line in Oshawa at an event on November 8. The Chevy Silverado drove off the line following an address by Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

“Today is an incredibly important day for all of you, your families, and the community of Oshawa,” Dias told hundreds of workers who participated in the event. “It is so incredible to see so many of you who maintained your recall rights and those of you that are brand new to the operations—we want to welcome you to the Unifor family.”

Atlantic and Clerical members united as Bell delays release of information

Bargaining Update: Bell Aliant and Bell Clerical Negotiations

The commencement of bargaining for both Bell Aliant and Bell Clerical continues to be delayed.

Failure to Disclose Information

Before entering into fair negotiations, your union needs to receive information about displacement of work from our bargaining units, both on shore and off shore. As everyone is aware, both units have seen a consistent reduction in membership.

Strike at Windsor Salt could disrupt Maritime’s winter supply

PUGWASH—Bullying tactics by the employer have forced Unifor Local 823 to take strike action at one of the largest road salt suppliers in the Maritimes.

“Unifor members will not have the conditions of their work dictated to them by the employer. Collective bargaining must be a give and take,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “

Windsor Salt’s refusal to negotiate in good faith will drive up the cost of salt to their customers as the company is forced to rely on supplies from outside the region.

Unifor members ratify new contract at Shorelines Casino Belleville

BELLEVILLE—Wage and benefits enhancements are the highlights of a first collective agreement ratified today by Unifor Local 1090 members, ending their five-day strike at the Shorelines casino.

“Unifor is Canada’s union for gaming and hospitality workers,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Shorelines Casino Belleville workers showed great solidarity and determination to win their first collective agreement.”

The ratification ends the strike action that began at 1:01 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021.

Tentative agreement reached at Shorelines Casino Belleville

BELLEVILLE—Unifor members working at Belleville’s casino will vote Wednesday on ratification of a new tentative agreement.

“I am very impressed with the solidarity and activism of the Shorelines group in Belleville,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The employer tried to test their determination, but our members stayed strong and succeeded in winning important gains.”

If ratified, the deal will end the strike action that began at 1:01 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021.

Details of the agreement will be release after ratification.